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Wilderness Gallery

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Address: 29 Tancred Street | West Coast, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-755 7575
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

At the Wilderness Gallery award winning wildlife and landscape photographer...

At the Wilderness Gallery award winning wildlife and landscape photographer Juergen Schacke's stunning photography is complemented by a variety of unique handcrafted giftware by handpicked New Zealand artists - jewellery, woodware, pottery, sculptures, bronze, stone all 100% New Zealand made. Artwork can be packed and shipped worldwide. Lately the Gallery has introduced new artwork from some of New Zealand finest artists: Marc Zuckerman MZ design contemporary woodware, Chris Weaver award-winning pottery, Jay Lloyd bronze artist, Mark Dimock wood carver /sculpturer. Aden Hoglund - jade carver.

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Not only a unique shop with exceptional offers but also a friendly owner

We saw the Wilderness Gallery from across the street and it attracted us. It is a homely and bright room with a lot of unique objects which can be bought. Besides wonderful shell... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Braunschweig, Germany
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Braunschweig, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We saw the Wilderness Gallery from across the street and it attracted us. It is a homely and bright room with a lot of unique objects which can be bought. Besides wonderful shell and stone jewellery or for example wooden knifes, you can enjoy the fantastic photos of New Zealand´s nature. The vegetation and beautiful landscape as well as the... More 

Thank 515maren
Koenigstein, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful gallery with lots of nice stuff and things to see (and buy). Wooden carvings, jade ans stone pendants, photographs and many more things ... Nice chat in German, and I bought more than I had wanted, but no regrets :-)) Worth a visit, just as Hokitika is and the Westcoat of course.

Thank betti-1963
sunshine coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have lovely affordable things. Good quality. Love the photo blocks of variety of sizes. Metal bird for my garden. Lovely necklace hand made for my special daughter. Thank you for your patience and kindness.

Thank ozdrifter
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wilderness Gallery in Tancred Street Hokitika is an amazing gift store for those who wish to purchase the highest quality New Zealand made goods - be it a souvenir of a trip or something for your own home. I was looking for something a bit different as a memento of a 2 week trip through the South Island, this... More 

Thank HappyHuttleys
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This shop is oozing quality and authenticity of New Zealand made art, craft and stunning photography all tastefully displayed. Going into this shop is almost as good as going out on a nature walk! Definitely pop in there. Thanks Juergen for your contribution to keeping Hokitika natural.

Thank antjecontact
Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I was quite surprised to find this gallery on my visit to the West Coast of New Zealand. Juergen is a photographer and opened this gallery to show his work. In addition, there are lots of other items for sale. Jade pendants, necklaces, scarfs, craft items, etc. There are lots of other jade shops on the street but the prices... More 

Kent, Ohio USA.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was a wonderful Gallery full of beautiful photos taken by Juergen Schacke (un-photoshopped). I spent a most enjoyable 45 minutes to an hour just browsing and chatting with Juergen, who is a delightful and engaging host. I have a wonderful photo that sits in my home in Ohio to remind me of this visit, and the fabulous Keas of... More 

Thank DavidandJean69
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Great find! We learnt a lot from the very knowledgeable (kiwi to be) owner. Beautiful art and jewelry inside :).

Thank workregeorge
Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We stumbled into this shop after trying to find some gifts to take home for friends and family. It was a really warm and welcoming gallery filled with amazing photos of landscape and the wildlife of NZ. Jurgen was really friendly and helpful. We ended up spending close to 1 1/2 hours in the shop talking and looking. Overall was... More 

Thank koricoggin
Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Had visited Jade Shop across road and walking back to car when we spotted this gem of a gallery. Jurgen was lovely and friendly and great to talk too. Very knowledgable. Sold us larger pictures of what we selected at sale price. Would have loved a bigger picture but no room to take back with us. Good selection of all... More 

Thank Ngaire L

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